I’ve never been to DragonCon, but I hear tell it’s a pretty big to-do. Something on the order of 50,000 people show up to geek out over, well, pretty much everything worth geeking out over.
And this year, I’ll be there, too.
The organizers have named me an attending professional for this year’s convention, held over Labor Day weekend in Atlanta. That means I get to go (on a comped badge, no less) and participate in programming, panels and such. And I get to see what all the hoopla is all about.
This year’s con will feature lots of TV stars from great SF/F shows, along with a lot of comic creators, video gamers and, of course, authors. My personal goals will include getting selfies with Ron Glass (Firefly) and Grant Wilson (Ghost Hunters). And I’m looking forward to seeing author folk like E.C. Myers, Kevin Hearne, Lee Martindale and Gene Wolfe again.
Honestly, it’s a huge convention, and I’m just this guy with a couple books, you know? But the nice thing is that they have programming tracks dedicated to book lovers, including one in Alternate History that I’m looking forward to. I’m hoping that I can reach some new fans and maybe spread the word about The Daedalus Incident and The Enceladus Crisis a bit more than I might otherwise.
So if you’re heading to DragonCon this year, be sure to come find me!